The Next Step
The Next Step
For many, the prospect of leaving the small, safe environment of a Primary or Prep School may seem a little daunting and we want to ensure you have as much information, support and help as possible in making the next step a happy and successful one for your child.
Choosing a school is never easy and very often it is a question of feeling comfortable with the people you meet, getting a “feel” for the place and seeing the way pupils behave. We have a detailed induction programme to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition into the School, including;
|Taster Days||Small groups of children come in together and spend a day in the School, which is a lovely opportunity to make friends, experience some lessons and have fun with pupils who may be starting in Year 7 with them.|
|Welcome Evening||New pupils and parents come for dinner, meet the staff and all the new pupils who will be starting together.|
|Pre-season Training||Hockey or rugby in the summer term and at the end of the summer holidays.|
|Induction Day||A day in School before the rest of the pupils return.|
|Overnight Camping Trip||All Year 7 pupils and house staff – a bonding exercise in the first week of term.|
|Meet the Tutors||A welcome to all new parents and a chance to see how the pastoral system works, in the second week of term.|
|Open Evening||“Bring your Parents to School!” a chance to visit classrooms and meet teachers.|
After this, there will be the regular round of Parents' Evenings, half termly grades and reports and ongoing contact with your child’s tutor and House Staff as well as a merits and demerits system to keep you appraised of performance and behaviour.